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First National Bank awards $10,000 to Harvard Economic Development Corporation

HARVARD – The city’s economic development corporation will be able to do more to spur job growth with a new grant award from First National ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:36 am

McHenry County artists sought for Art Exhibit and Visions of Hope Awards

HARVARD – The “Helping Hands Across McHenry County” Art Exhibit is calling community artists with behavioral health care needs to submit pie ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:33 am

Harvard, Wisconsin teens arrested in connection with armed robbery

HARVARD – Police have arrested three teens in connection with an armed robbery that took place in August, police said Wednesday.An 18-year-o ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:27 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Harvard police reports for Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 9:11 am

Harvard police dog Hunter laid to rest

HARVARD – Hunter was a good boy.Sgt. Stephen Dixon, of the Harvard Police Department, laid a good friend and fellow officer to rest Wednesda ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 12:07 am

Letter: Mean-spirited sarcasm

Do you and your sports editor have any sense of common decency at all?In your story on the Harvard-Plano football game of Sept. 2, you wrote ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard boy with heart defect gets dream man cave from Make-A-Wish

HARVARD – Nine-year-old Kodey Bentz had his first open-heart surgery when he was 6 months old and two more followed. Another looms on the ho ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:36 am

Our view: Educating young voters

Thumbs up: To the McHenry County Clerk’s Office and the League of Women Voters, who will hold mock elections at seven area high schools to h ...
Sept. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard man gets 9 years for cocaine possession

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Harvard man to nine years in prison after he admitted to possessing at least 15 grams of coca ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

McHenry County-area hot air balloon operators confident in safety of rides

HARVARD – Organizers of the inaugural Harvard Balloon Fest are prepared to host about 10,000 people a day Labor Day weekend at Milky Way Par ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Harvard library seeks info about people in historic Starline Factory photo

HARVARD – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this one isn’t saying much.The Harvard Diggins Library has been searching for people ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:16 am

Lake in the Hills man killed in Saturday evening Route 23 crash

HARVARD – A Lake in the Hills man died and a Harvard woman is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash over the weekend.At 7:38 p.m. ...
Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:22 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Land Conservancy to host Art of the Land show in Harvard

HARVARD – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Art of the Land Art Show & Benefit from 6:30 to 10 p ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:47 am

McHenry County law enforcement considers police body camera trend

As the national eye increasingly focuses on reports of police misconduct, some local departments are rolling out new body camera technology ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:41 am

Harvard-area crash closes section of Route 23, police dispatcher says

HARVARD – A crash south of Harvard has closed Route 23 from Marengo Road to Lembcke Road, a McHenry County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said. ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:22 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Harvard Diggins library to request voter approval for building maintenance

HARVARD – Harvard Diggins Library plans to ask for voter approval of a referendum to shuffle tax money to pay for building maintenance and o ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:30 am

Harvard police investigating armed robbery at Church Boulevard, Jefferson Street

HARVARD – Police responded early Thursday morning to Church Boulevard and Jefferson Street in Harvard for reports of an armed robbery that o ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:51 am

Harvard police arrest Chicago man on multiple drug charges after he fled

HARVARD – Harvard police arrested a Chicago man on multiple drug charges early Thursday morning after deploying a Taser on him when he fled ...
Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:36 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard police reports for Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 7, 2016 - 8:36 am

MCCD has several kids' activities planned for August

RINGWOOD – School is starting soon, but the McHenry County Conservation District still has plenty of kid-friendly events scheduled for Augus ...
Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:21 am

Interact with local police officers during National Night Out events around McHenry County today

National Night Out, an annual event that encourages law enforcement officers to gather with community members to build neighborhood camarade ...
Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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State Bank Group acquires Harvard Savings Bank

WONDER LAKE – The parent company of the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake has officially acquired Harvard Savings Bank and its three locations ...
Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm

McHenry County farmers hope for more rain this growing season

Even with recent showers, McHenry County farmers are hoping for more rain this growing season.Mike Von Bergen of Hebron said recent rain has ...
July 31, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Harvard police reports for Saturday, July 30, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 30, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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McHenry County judge dismisses Harvard killer's appeal

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted of killing a Harvard store owner.A jury found Jose Rodriguez ...
July 30, 2016 - 12:15 am

Letter: Spreading untrue story

Facts? Did you say facts? My mind is already made up, don’t confuse it with facts. Well that’s how I view the media, newspapers and TV. Ther ...
July 29, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard equine therapy program helps save veterans, wild mustangs

HARVARD – Before Army veteran Mitchell Hedund visited BraveHearts, he was scared of horses. This week, he and nine other veterans will tame ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:07 am

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